Our Cottage Garden Seed Collection is packaged in a small gift box. Carefully researched, our seeds are all heritage varieties and are popular old-fashioned cottage garden plants.
The collection is made up of varying colours and heights to add to your cottage garden and are a mix of hardy annuals and perennials!
The box contains:
Columbine (Aquilegia) - Nora Barlow
This is a 16th century variety but was renamed more recently after the grand-daughter of Charles Darwin. Spur-less & double flowered with pink & green petals. Approx. 50 seeds. Perennial
Hollyhock - Chater's Double
Introduced by 1840, it was written up as “a tall plant, 6-8ft high, with thick round stalks & hairy round leaves; the floures grow upon the stalk, coming forth with the leaves, being very large, of one leave cut into five segments.” Approx. 50 seeds. Perennial
Sweet Pea - Heirloom mixed
Henry Eckford coined the term “Grandiflora” – large flowered – to describe his varieties. This collection has a grandiflora mixture of all colours. Approx. 20 seeds. Hardy annual
Cottage Pink - Mixed Double
Introduced before 1773. Noted as "Bears double bearded & jagged petals of white, pink, or rose. The blooms are borne from spring & throughout summer, on 9" stems above, blue-green, grassy foliage". Approx. 100 seeds. Perennial
This is a native species, “One of the most welcome of Spring flowers. The colour of the flower so peculiar as to have a name of its own!" Edible flowers . Approx. 40 seeds. Perennial